Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Lazy Lentil Soup

I'm not even going to make any excuses for the reason this has become more of a monthly blog than a weekly blog, but I will say I've been very busy. And one thing that's quick and easy to make when you have a busy lifestyle such as my own, is what I call Lazy Lentil Soup. This is actually Marc's recipe, but since he's even busier than me (or seems to think he is, ha ha), I'll share it.

For ingredients, you'll need:

1 can of lentils (I prefer organic)
1/3 onion, chopped (more or less for taste)
1 or 2 cloves of minced garlic (according to taste)
2 tablespoons canola or olive oil
1 teaspoon or 1/2 cube of vegan bouillon (check back to our post of March 17th for some brand suggestions)
salt and pepper to taste

Heat the oil and add the onions. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Saute for a minute or two, then add garlic (which cooks much faster than onions, hence the delay). Add the can of lentils and stir until almost to boiling point. Next, add the bouillon and stir until dissolved in the lentils. You can add some water if you like it soupier or leave it as is for a heartier stew-like version. Taste and add more salt and pepper if necessary. Voila! You have a quick, easy, healthy, vegan and affordable meal. What else could you ask for?